August First Friday is just around the corner and we are excited to be hosting the main event for this month – the “Dog Days of Summer” Dog Parade! First Friday will run from 6-9pm, but registration for the dog parade is on-site only in Downtown Mount Vernon from 6:30-7:15.
We have all heard the phrase “Dog Days of Summer”, but what does that actually MEAN?
Sure, this time of year is typically the hottest it gets, but that is not the origin of the phrase. This saying is actually derived from astrology and this time of year celebrates when Sirius – known as the “Dog Star” rises to its most noticeable point. So next time you are out stargazing, keep an eye out for the Sirius star because it’ll only be prominent until roughly August 11th.
You can read Scott Smith’s article that we referred to during the show here!
Who Am I?
- I was born on this date in 1901 in New Orleans
- I moved to Chicago to start my music career as a trumpet player in the late 20s
- I eventually became one of the pioneers of scat singing and formed a big band named after myself in the 40s
- Some of my biggest hits include “What a Wonderful World” and “Mack the Knife”
- I died of a heart attack in 1971 at the age of 69
I am… Louis Armstrong!
Congratulations to Kathy of Mount Vernon for correctly guessing our trivia and winning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!
Thanks for listening!